Emirates has outlined its latest plans for boosting its presence in the lucrative European aviation market.
The flagship carrier of Dubai already flies to a range of Middle East destinations from European capitals such as London and Paris.
Now, with the French and UAE aviation authorities having only just signed an agreement to step up the number of flights between the two destinations, Emirates has revealed it is keen to secure extra landing rights in the European country.
As well as looking into the possible launch of services from Lyon, Marseilles, Nice and Toulouse, the carrier has also expressed a desire to step up the frequency of flights on existing routes.
Speaking to Arabian Business, a spokesman said: "[We look forward to further talks to continue addressing the clear need for extra capacity between the UAE and France."
Emirates was named Airline of the Year 2011 by the leading industry publication Air Transport World at a recent ceremony in Washington, DC.
Posted by Bob Brunskill